12 Days Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech; During this Morocco desert trip, we will discover the Merzouga desert. we will give you the day to day itinerary. And we will give you an idea of this trip from Fes to the Marrakech via the Sahara. Discovery the Morocco Desert. As well as the activities that you will enjoy during this trip from Fes to Marrakech. camel ride and night under stars in Merzouga dunes…
12 Days Morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
Day 1 : Airport – Fes
After picking you up at the airport we will visit Fes medina, from there we will go to the city. Fes is one of the oldest imperial cities in moroccan history, founded on the VIIIth century. The medina is from the XIIIth century, with its craftsmen grouped by streets. Supper and bed in the hotel.
Day 2 : Fes- Volubulis – Meknes – Fes
We will walk around Fes to enjoy its brilliant architectures, its fabulous medina and its historical monuments. Fes is in fact the cultural capital of Morocco. In the afternoon you then are free to walk on your own.
Day 3 : Fes – Erg Chebbi
After breakfast we will head towards the desert, in our way we will cross a cedar forest, Midelt harbor, Errachidia reservoir, the beautiful landscape of the Ziz valley, the city of Erfoud also known as “the gate to the desert”. We will see sunset on Borj d’Est, this peak is above the city so it offers some great views. Afterwards we will drive until we get to the Erg Chebbi dunes, where we will spend the night.
Day 4 : Erg Chebbi
After breakfast we will take a look around the dunes. We will visit both Merzouga oasis, the nomads in Haimas, the village of Khamlia (black’s village), Mifiss mines, the desert plateau and Tissardmine oasis. Then we will back to our lodging by 3 o’clock, later we will ride in the camels to see sunset on the dunes, then we will spend the night in a wild oasis two hours from our position, in the heart of the dunes. We will sleep in “jaimas”. A magical night!
Day 5 : Merzouga – Todra gorges – Dades gorges
We will leave the dunes behind and head towards Erfoud in order to get to Tinghir where we will then visit the “Fougartas”, an old sewer system of the Xvth century. We will also take a look to the Tinghir palm grove, after that we will arrive to Todra’s gorges where we will rest and eat. Then we will walk around the city and the Boumalne Dades valley to get to Dades gorges. There the river has eroded the rocks to create a beautiful landscape. Supper and bed in a charming five star hotel.
Day 6 : Dades – Boutaghrart – Skoura – Ouarzazate
We will start in the morning riding by the track that leads to the rose valley and the magnificent berber village of Boutghrart where we will drink tea with a local family. We will go on along the thousand casbahs route. Along this route we will stop to observe some casbahs, landscapes, valleys, nomads living in caves… We will arrive to Skoura and then head towards Ait Benhaddou casbah where many movies were filmed (Obelix, Gladiator, Sahara…). Supper and bed in the hotel.
Day 7 : Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech
We will go to the marvelous kasbah of Ait Behadou where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed among others. Another one we will visit is the Telouet At the end of the afternoon we will be back in Marrakech crossing the pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260 meters) with its beautiful landscapes. We will spend the night in a Riad of Marrakech.
Day 8 : Marrakech
We will walk around Marrakech and its main historical monuments, the ancient medina, tombs and mosques, the kasbahs or the famous square Jemaa El Fna. Then we will understand why it is said that Morocco is a tourist capital. We will spend the night at the same Riad.
Day 9 : Marrakech – Essaouira
We will start in the morning travelling from Marrakech to Essaouira in a 2 hours and a half journey. There we will enter the wooden crafts museum, located in an ancient palace. There is a sentry tower and the harbor’s Skala. From this harbor we will gaze into the coast, the isles and the city. The Marina’s gate is used to merge the city and the harbor, and there are auctions to buy fresh fish. The narrow streets of the medina show a lot of craftsmen working jewels, wood… They are installed below the bastions of the city. In the upper side, there are some Spanish cannons from the XVI and XVII centuries. We will return to Marrakech to spend the night in the same riad as the two previous nights.
Day 10 : Essaouira – Casablanca
Depart from Marrakech towards Casablanca. We will visit the Hassan II mosque, the medina and the new parts of the city. We will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 11 : Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes
After breakfast we will depart towards Rabat. The city of Meknes reached its golden age thanks to the sultan Mulay Ismail. There is a roman city, known as Volubilis, 27 kms from Meknes. We will walk around the roman city, after the visit we will arrive to Meknes. There we will take a walk around the city, we will go to Moulay Ismail tomb, El Hedime square and Bab Mansour. We will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 12 : Meknes – Fes
We will accompany you to the airport.
Included on your tour :
- Pick up and drop off in Arrival City (at your hotel , airport or any other place)
- Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle
- Experienced English/French speaking guide / driver
- Camel ride in desert
- Overnight at a camp
- Breakfast and dinner
NOT included on your private tour :
- Lunch / drinks consumed during the tour
- Plane ticket to and from Morocco
- Entry fees to monuments / museums.
- All that isn’t mentioned in itinerary